Town

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$30 and under
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Town opened in March of 2006. Located in the heart of downtown San Carlos. Town features hand cut steaks & chops, the freshest seafood, local organic produce, hand crafted cocktails, and a wine list with a focus on California, Washington and Oregon wines.
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OT
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I did not like the “living wage fee” as a before tax add on, so I considered it when tipping less than my normal 20%.
I wish the few restaurants doing this would just change their prices and flow it through to their employees.

EW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite places to eat! A little on the expensive side, but well worth it, especially for special occasions. They even personalize the menu for birthdays with a little "Happy Birthday" wish to the person. Love that special touch. My favorites on the menu... the teriyaki skirt steak and the bread pudding!! BEST BREAD PUDDING EVER!! :)

SP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food every time. Go early as it can get noisy, not a bad thing but can make it hard to talk across the table

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience! Our server was really nice, and the food came quickly also!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service and good food!

MU
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great experience and I will definitely come back again.

AH
San Francisco
82 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Town. The entire menu is done well, and the service is excellent. Professional level waitstaff - rare on the Peninsula, and lovely furnishings. We went for dinner later than typical, and the staff was super attentive and friendly even though we were there closer to closing. Food is always well done - every dish. Excellent meats and fish, excellent sides; interesting appetizers and a full bar menu with lots of choices. They serve inside and out when it's warm enough; and reservations are definitely a good idea. The food is American Comfort elevated; and the dishes are ample and very reasonable given the location (rent) and cost of really great staff. We love sitting at the kitchen counter watching the food prep - the professionals behind the counter are like watching a dance troupe - so much precision and care at a break-neck speed. Like racing even? Overall, this is a really great restaurant with great food and great service and comfortable ambiance. Only down side - it can be VERY loud - especially on the weekend nights when the bar scene is hopping. If you want to talk intimately, sit outside or sit close together!

A
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband’s birthday

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love town, the food is always very good and the service is exceptional. One of my favorite dishes is the Teriyaki skirt steak.

j
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first time here and I WILL BE BACK!!! food, service and location was amazing.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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E
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a group of five so we’re seated in the back of the restaurant where the largest tables were. Two of the party had the baseball cut of beef and each said it was delicious and perfectly cooked. One had the chicken and rib combo and he was very satisfied. The chicken Caesar salad was not great. While there was certainly a lot of white meat chicken it was dry and the dressing was not good. The desserts ordered, chocolate cake and bread pudding were great. Service was perfect.

KK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best outing at Town. The service was impeccable, the food was absolutely delicious. The price was a bit high, but what I would expect from such a fantastic establishment. It won't stop us from saving a little to have a treat! Definitely plan to return. In fact, this might be our new anniversary go-to. Thank you Town!

MG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

We've been to town for brunch as well as dinner. Our brunch experience was wonderful. The dinner (on a Tuesday night) was not. It was so loud we had to strain to hear each other across the table. The steak was underdone and then done correctly the second time. Our waitress was very good and not only agreed to take back the steak, but brought us two extra sides on the house.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food! Wife had the sea bass and I had the skirt steak. Both amazing.

The bread pudding was the 💣

WD
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food is awesome. Great place for brunch Millenial breakfast and sangria were delicious.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son’s birthday

SM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great sevice ...food...cocktails

CL
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My party and I went on a recommendation from a colleague and like all his recommendations, Town did not disappoint! The food, the prompt service, did we mention the food? Would definitely recommend to a friend.

J
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

great food, service was slow due to very busy Saturday evening crowd. Loved the menu

SG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Our server was VERY nice. She did not charge for the two kids meals ordered as they came late. This is not something I see restaurants do anymore these days. For her to do this went above and beyond to me.

Her name is Tania. Our receipt is from 1:32 PM on Saturday, September 7th.

Please personally thank her for me.

-Sean Gates

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience all around. Probably one of the few best places I’ve been. Spectacular.

G
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The brunch menu on the weekend he a little bit more expensive

KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deviled eggs were amazing.
My husband loved the chicken-ribs combo. Portion was large enough that he had to bring the chicken home, and our son loved it! Both were so tender.
I enjoyed my steak tacos, tho I think 2-3 would’ve been enough, but my eyes were larger than my stomach, and I ordered 4.
Pomegranate martini—dee-licious!

A
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Town so much!! The food and the service are absolutely incredible!!!

Z
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place for a gathering. Streaks are just fabulous .

H
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was off the charts!!!

A
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience at Town!

S
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was outstanding for my mothers 86th birthday. The Bread Pudding sent over was most thoughtful...I was glad to see the Salmon BLT back on the menu too. Keep doing what you are doing! thanks...

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful birthday celebration.

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Very poor service from our server. We regularly go to Town for business dinners and have always had excellent service. Our lunch meal service was not up to the standard that we usually experience. She was very rude while we were ordering and would walk away while we were in the middle of talking to her with no acknowledgement. However, I want to note that the food was excellent per usual.

SB
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant has a great vive—nice decor. All three of us ordered the burger, which was delicious! Two of us ordered it rare, and the other ordered it well done, and all three came perfectly cooked, with delicious sauce, great cheese, and wonderfully crispy and perfectly salted fries. We were celebrating a birthday, and they brought a complimentary piece of bread pudding, which was large enough for all three of us. It was delicious, and I'm not usually a bread pudding fan. Great place. Can't wait to return.

GM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and fantastic service as always. I can always rely on Town for a wonderful lunch experience.

C
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a great place for a nice business meal. Every time I go here with clients or my executives - it’s always a good time. Drink menu is extensive and there’s something for everyone on the food menu.

k
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

hot spot; a lot of indoor, outdoor sidewalk and some bar seating... but still need reservations. Yummy, yummy food, drinks, and atmosphere. Nice food portions. Loved the best cauliflower appetizer in the area and Halibut with miso veggies. Busy place but can hear conversation well. Service help is experienced and efficient. If you like quiet and slow. Do not come here! I will be back.

KK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love Town, but haven't been back in a long time. I wish I lived in the neighborhood again! It is a great place to meet up with friends. The food is delicious!

RP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great night with great food and service. They imprinted a menu for our anniversary. What an awesome surprise!!

G
Tampa
59 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best restaurant in San Carlos.

j
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very nice service. Food is very good. Has a great vibe.

MS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So very happy with everything. A couple of us, including the birthday person were late and the server could not have been more understanding about it. Had a great experience and cant wait to do it again and plan on recommending Town to all. Thank you so very much.

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